Science of Health Care Delivery, BS

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Make the connection between the business of medicine, clinical practice and policy. Upon graduation, you can use the knowledge and skills you gained to make positive and measurable impacts in health care administration and policy.

The science of health care delivery is the study and design of systems, processes, leadership and management. This knowledge and these practices can be used to optimize how health care is delivered, to improve health for all.

The BS in science of health care delivery provides undergraduate students foundational knowledge of health care administration and health policy grounded in concepts of leadership, social determinants of health, informatics, systems engineering and economics. Faculty are multidisciplinary tenure-track and clinically trained professionals who work together to create, teach and share knowledge.

Graduates of this program are academically prepared, well-rounded and adept in skills necessary for a number of exciting careers in health care.

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Science of Health Care Delivery, BS

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Career outlook

Job areas may include entry-level positions in health care administration, hospital administration, program management, policy, advocacy, system design, quality improvement and health services research. Opportunities may include positions in hospital systems, physician practices and clinics, patient navigation, the pharmaceutical industry, insurance companies, government and regulatory agencies, and health research organizations.

Graduates may pursue further education through graduate programs in areas such as health care delivery, administration and management.

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Clinical Data Managers
Clinical Research Coordinators 4.8%$137,940
Community Health Workers 15.2%$42,000
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 6.9%$39,530
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 20.5%$99,090
Human Resources Managers 6.3%$121,220
Healthcare Social Workers 14.4%$57,630
Medical and Health Services Managers 31.5%$104,280
Operations Research Analysts 24.8%$86,200
Social and Community Service Managers 17%$69,600

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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